Old 03-06-2007, 12:47 PM   #1
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Hallo, I'm very new in using reaper. I am searching for an effect, which can push up the volume of a singers voice.

With my "normal" mixing-console, I use a little bit of delay, to give more volume to the singers voice.

Unfortunately I didn't found such effect in reaper. Perhaps it's the reasult of my bad english, that I didn't found the right one.

Please, can someone tell me the FX and the parameter settings to let a mouse singing like a lion ;-)

Thank you.
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:43 PM   #2
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Have you tried the Jesusonic effects? You should be able to find just about anything you need in there.
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:11 PM   #3
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Sounds as if you need to:

1) Increase your Record input level

2) Slap a compressor on your audio track - eg. ReaComp.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:45 AM   #4
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Thank you for your ideas.

Yes, I tried dte Jesusonic Effects, but I didn't found the right effect/parameter combination. So I hoped, thet someone in the forum can give tzhe right one.

Perhaps I'll try the compressoer-method.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:16 AM   #5
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With my "normal" mixing-console, I use a little bit of delay, to give more volume to the singers voice.

Unfortunately I didn't found such effect in reaper. Perhaps it's the reasult of my bad english, that I didn't found the right one.

Please, can someone tell me the FX and the parameter settings to let a mouse singing like a lion ;-)

Thank you.
If you want a mouse to sing like a lion - first right click on the track, go to "item processing" and select "normalize selected items" - this will bring the highest peaks up to 0dB - you may have to lower the track's gain a bit after doing this by clicking near the top of the waveform and draging down (you'll know you have it when the cursor turns into an double sided arrow)

Then, insert reacomp into the FX list, and try this out (in the picture below) - Then lower the threshold until you get about 10dB of gain reduction ... you can also raise the gain of the "wet" slider to boost volume *After* compression.

Search around for the presets - there are some for reacomp and reafir among others.

As far as delay, there are lots of jesusonic delays.

also read the online manual for (better) tips and tricks
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:32 PM   #6
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I don't have a lot of hands on with vocals but what I have learned is if you have more than one take, layering them really thickens the voice. Not a new trick but one I stumbled on by accident when I opened up a project which had 4 or more identical vocal takes. Of course they're not really the same but that makes for some natural chorus.
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:02 PM   #7
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well.. depending on the recording level of your vocal track, you might consider turning everything else down.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:31 AM   #8
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Thank you. I'll first try "reacom" with the settings given by RedStone.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:50 PM   #9
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Perhaps some sort of exciter plugin, like BBE Sonic Maximizer? Also make sure there's a good amount of pre-delay on any reverb you use, so the main vocal doesn't get muddied.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:57 AM   #10
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Default This is REALLY simple.....

First I record my music track, so that it is always a separate wav file.

Next, I record myself singing with the music track playing SOFTLY in the background, just to keep me on key and singing with the music. I'm wearing a headset, so the mic is pointing right at my mouth, and away from the speakers that are playing the music softly in the background. I can BARELY hear the music when I play back my vocal wav track.

Having them each on separate tracks affords me the luxury of adjusting the relative volume of each track separately, and also applying any sort of FX to JUST my voice without affecting the music track at all, if so desired.

I've had no problem sliding the wav files on separate tracks in Reaper until they are synched together perfectly. When happy with the result playing together, I render the file.
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